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NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-115

Status of Fishery Resources off the Northeastern United States for 1998

Stephen H. Clark, Editor
National Marine Fisheries Serv., Woods Hole Lab., 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543

Web version posted November 18, 2002

Citation: Clark SH, Editor. 1998. Status of Fishery Resources off the Northeastern United States for 1998. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 115; 149 p.

Information Quality Act Compliance: In accordance with section 515 of Public Law 106-554, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center completed both technical and policy reviews for this report. These predissemination reviews are on file at the NEFSC Editorial Office.

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Contents

Introduction
Fishery Landings Trends
Aggregate Resource Trends
Fishery Economic Trends
Northeast Groundfish Fishery Buyout Program
Species Synopses

Principal Groundfish

Atlantic cod - Gadus morhua
Haddock - Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Redfish - Sebastes fasciatus
Silver hake (whiting) - Merluccius bilinearis
Red hake - Urophycis chuss
Pollock - Pollachius virens

Flounders

Yellowtail flounder - Limanda ferruginea
Summer flounder (fluke) - Paralichthys dentatus
American plaice (dab) - Hippoglossoides platessoides
Witch flounder (gray sole) - Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
Winter flounder (blackback, lemon sole) - Pseudopleuronectes americanus
Windowpane (sand flounder) - Scophthalmus aquosus

Other Groundfish

Goosefish (angler, monkfish) - Lophius americanus
Scup (porgy) - Stenotomus chrysops
Black sea bass - Centropristis striata
Ocean pout - Macrozoarces americanus
White hake - Urophycis tenuis
Cusk - Brosme brosme
Atlantic wolffish (catfish) - Anarhichas lupus
Tilefish - Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps

Principal Pelagics

Atlantic herring - Clupea harengus
Atlantic mackerel - Scomber scombrus

Other Fish

Butterfish - Peprilus triacanthus
Bluefish - Pomatomus saltatrix
Spiny dogfish - Squalus acanthias
Skates - Rajidae

Invertebrates

Northern shortfin squid - Illex illecebrosus
Longfin inshore squid - Loligo pealei
American lobster - Homarus americanus
Northern shrimp (pink shrimp) - Pandalus borealis
Atlantic surfclam - Spisula solidissima
Ocean quahog - Arctica islandica
Sea scallop - Placopecten magellanicus

Anadromous Fish

River herring (alewife, blueback herring) - Alosa pseudoharengus, Alosa aestivalis
American shad - Alosa sapidissima
Striped bass - Morone saxatilis
Atlantic salmon - Salmo salar
Atlantic and shortnose sturgeons - Acipenser oxyrhynchus, Acipenser brevirostrum

Marine Mammals

Harbor porpoise - Phocoena phocoena
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